On the musician's path

Introduction

Shriram Hasabnis is one of the leading Harmonium exponents of India, who has been performing consistently at major national concerts and conferences for more than the last twenty-five years with remarkable expertise and elegance. Being born in a family of musicians, music has always been a big part of his life. His father Shri Suresh Hasabnis started grooming Shriram’s inherited talents at a very early age. Later, Shriram obtained lessons of Hindustani classical vocal from Late Pt.G.V.Dandekar, a senior exponent of the Gwalior Gharana. His musical talents were also deeply influenced under the guidance of Sangeetacharya Pt. D.V Kanebuwa of Ichalkaranji. Shriram is one of the senior disciples of Late Padmashri Pt. Tulshidasji Borkar, the renowned Harmonium maestro of India. The art of learning to play the Harmonium at the concert level requires total commitment to the rigors of the Guru-Shishya tradition and Shriram was indeed fortunate to learn and master it under the tutelage of a legendary guru like late Pt. Borkarji. Shriram has accompanied a number of artists of Hindustani Classical Music at many prestigious music festivals all over India and abroad, as well as at many national programs of music broadcasted by All India Radio. Among these legendary artists are Late Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar, Late Pandita Girija Devi, Late Pt. Kishan Maharaj, and Padmashri Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, to name just a few.

Besides being a preferred accompanist for many of India’s leading vocalists, Shriram is known to equally enthrall the audience with his solo performances on the harmonium, which are now getting increasingly popular with lovers of classical music. Shriram is currently on the Panel of Gurus at Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune, and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Adhyasan of Savitribai Phule Pune University, as Guru to guide students of Harmonium. He also conducts successful lecture demonstrations and workshops on "Techniques and Styles of Playing Harmonium", which have become a must for serious students and lovers of the harmonium.

Some key Performances

  • Sawai Gandharv Sangeet Mahotsav Pune

  • Tansen Festiwal Gwalior

  • Nehru Center Mumbai NCPA Mumbai

  • Sangeet Samrat Alladiya Khan Festival Mumbai

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi

  • Habitat Center New Delhi

  • India International Center New Delhi

  • Dower Lane Music Conference Kolkata

  • Saptak Festival Amdabad

  • The Music Academy Chennai 

  • World Music Festival Jaipur